Windows PE Recovery Tools for Drive Encryption 10.3.2
Last Updated October 04, 2017
This article contains information on using WinPE files with Symantec Drive Encryption 10.3.2 in a Windows Preinstallation Environment.
To obtain the WinPE files for Symantec Drive Encryption 10.4, see article TECH235067.
The Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE) is widely used by IT professionals in Windows environments for installation tasks, deployment, maintenance, troubleshooting, diagnosis and recovery.
See the attached Technical Note which provides instructions for creating the following types of WinPE images:
32-bit WinPE 1.x - Windows XP
32-bit WinPE 2.0 - Windows Vista
64-bit WinPE 2.0 - Windows Vista
32-bit WinPE 3.0 - Windows 7
64-bit WinPE 3.0 - Windows 7
32-bit WinPE 4.0 - Windows 8
64-bit WinPE 4.0 - Windows 8
32-bit WinPE 5.0 - Windows 8.1
64-bit WinPE 5.0 - Windows 8.1
32-bit WinPE for Windows 10
64-bit WinPE for Windows 10
In addition, it includes instructions for integrating the Symantec Drive Encryption driver into:
IBM Lenovo ThinkPad Rescue and Recovery 3.0 and above
Microsoft Windows XP Recovery Console
The Technical Note also covers customizing BartPE or BartPE-based tools, however this was a feature that worked in early versions of Symantec Drive Encryption, but have not been supported for versions 9.12 and beyond and are no longer supported.
Note: Support for 64-bit WinPE was first introduced with Symantec Drive Encryption 10.3.0.
For additional information on Windows PE and Symantec Drive Encryption, see article TECH215515.